Welcome to Wheat Ridge from Mayor Bud Starker
Wheat Ridge in Photos
Honoring our Past is an Important Part of Our Future
Opening the doors to our future first requires learning and understanding our past. Wheat Ridge turned 50 years old in 2019. Hear the voices of the City’s founders and first families. Understanding our history is the first key to opening doors in our community.
Wheat Ridge Leads in Literacy
Wheat Ridge volunteers use bikes and books to support active minds and bodies for students. Each spring and fall, the Wheat Ridge Active Transportation Advisory Team delivers 1,000 donated books by bike to local Title 1 elementary students with an inspiring message to read and ride.
Innovation and Restoration: Fruitdale Lofts Project
Sustainability is another key to the success of Wheat Ridge. Learn about an innovative project that took a piece of our City’s history in the form of an historic school house and turned it into sustainable and affordable housing. This award-winning project has made a huge difference to the Wheat Ridge community.
Sustainability is a Key to Our Success
Wheat Ridge’s resident-lead Sustainability Committee is making great things happen in Wheat Ridge! Learn about the committee, check out the Focus Areas and Action Plan, and see real-time examples of the committee’s work on the News and Events Page.
Residents Get Involved in Wheat Ridge
In 2020, it became even easier for residents and stakeholders to get involved in City government and to have a voice on issues they care about. The City launched its Community Involvement Strategy in 2020, committing to a meaningful culture of public participation and community involvement. The strategy provides a framework for city staff across all departments to ensure active, consistent and balanced participation is achieved in decision making processes.
Check out WhatsUpWheatRidge – our online community involvement space.
Check out WheatRidgeSpeaks – our online public comment site for City Council and Planning Commission meetings.
Building an Inclusive Community
Becoming an accessible community requires vision, planning and managing change. Learn about how a new commuter rail line is a catalyst for economic progress in Wheat Ridge, providing accessibility to a new generation of residents and visitors.
Advocating for Equity
Wheat Ridge for Equity is a local grass-roots organization that supports anti-racist and anti-oppression efforts in Wheat Ridge. It’s members successfully advocated for the City’s first Race and Equity Task Force comprised of Wheat Ridge residents.
What About Wheat Ridge Employees?
See for yourself that Wheat Ridge employees know how to have a little fun…. especially members of our Police Department! Check out this awesome video that was entered into the 2019 national #lipsynchallenge.
Localworks, A movement of citizens actively engaged in shaping and sustaining the community through placemaking, attracting and retaining diverse businesses and housing, and volunteer engagement and advocacy. The City’s partner in marketing and promoting Wheat Ridge, Localworks hosts special events throughout the year intended to bring people together and build a sense of community and belonging. One of these annual events is Ridgefest, held on the Green on W. 38th Ave., which is recognized as the City’s main street. The event features live bluegrass music, performance troupes, a classic car show, chalk art, vendors, food trucks, locally brewed beer, and fun for the whole family.